Saturday, July 3, 2010

This And That

Occasionally, I come across some really great things that might interest you all. Normally I post them to various loops but this time thought I would share them with you here at my blog instead of my normal diatribe. LOL!

Hooks That Will Never Work

Okay, we all know one of my recent articles was about having great hooks. How about the contest here which caters to those hooks that are awful. Some of these had me rolling in my chair they are so funny.

Tron Before Tron

Apparently, the man who went on to direct the blockbuster decided it needed some animation to sell the story line. Not bad for the mid-eighties if you ask me. Go see for yourself:

The True Extent

This just makes me so sad and sick to my stomach but it’s the truth of living with technology. Some things have just got to stop. See the video at:

No Sex In Space

What? they really think people won’t get it on up there? Some folks are really short sighted to say the least. Here’s the video:

I want to know just who thought this one up...LOL!

Vampire Awareness Month

Okay, I’d never heard about this one but apparently someone has worked out all the details. Go check it out at:

Agents Raise Stakes in eBook Royalty Battle

This is interesting only because someone is trying to lower my royalty rate. Are they kidding? Check it out here:

9 Underused Items in Sci-Fi

Need some more bling for your novels? Go see what Syfy says are underused topics as listed here:

Jason Mamoa as Conan

Oh, lord, one of my favorite hunks is coming back as Conan the Barbarian. And he has long hair again. Sigh. Although it isn’t a great picture, it does show some muscle. LOL!

An Author In Need

If you’ve never read the FREE, yes, I said FREE Dunvegas about a paranormal resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, you need to Google it and download it. One of the author’s, matter of fact Dunvegas was his brain child, S.J. Willing is having severe medical problems with no insurance. Go here to read the whole story:

Pet of the Week

I so want this little guy as a companion to my puppy, Jasper. What do you think? Check him out here:

Finally, I was mentioned elsewhere for one of my blogs this week. I was really amazed that the people at Whipped Cream tweeted about me. I must have done something good. Sorry this was so short as well as being full of things from all over the web. Must have been the ten thousand, yes that’s right 10,000 plus actually, word day I had on Wednesday. I just had to finish the story I was working on because the characters just wouldn’t shut up! But it also wiped me out! LOL!

See ya tomorrow!



  1. I love the hook contest. I must now figure out a way to insert the phrase "world's thirstiest gerbil" in all & sundry.

  2. Wasn't that a hoot, LightningRose!

    I just so loved them all!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Thanks for the bits and pieces you found for us, Lynn. Vampire awareness month, hm, new to me too. Have a great day!

  4. I read the article on e-book royalties and agents holding back to have their authors backlists given to e-books. Very interesting. I'd rather buy directly from the publishers than through a third party if possible. If will be interesting to follow how this all plays out. I'll buy print copies if e-copies are not available. I'm a reader. I'll get the book (legally) one way or the other. No pirate sites for me. When I found out how little authors really make on the sale of a book I was shocked. As I get more involved in the book world I am learning so much. Being an author is hard work. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

  5. You are very welcome, Tessa. I might as well share them as they come across my desk daily.

    I've already started saving my bits for next time.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  6. She,

    We do make a little more in ebooks which is why I thought the whole thing interesting. Publishers would love to pay us less of course but they are paying for the right to use the work as long as it is beneficial to all involved.

    I agree, this will be interesting to see just how things pan out in the next year or two.

    Thanks for stopping by.


  7. The fiction writing contest was great! I really did laugh out loud.

  8. Diane,

    It was fantastic. It was so funny and true on how some people write. I kid you not!

    Thanks for stopping by!